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#16 OldBogey

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:56 PM

Can't clubs just stipulate that a condition of entry in their comps is a max hcp of 36? I mean if you have a 54 hcp you can still play in the comp, but, you will be off 36 not 54.


Yes, some events have a max 'cap of 27.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

Besides the max going out to 54.0 what are the other changes ?
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:44 AM

Can't clubs just stipulate that a condition of entry in their comps is a max hcp of 36? I mean if you have a 54 hcp you can still play in the comp, but, you will be off 36 not 54.

Yes. There are two probable options but the second is not yet confirmed.

1) Simply limit entry to 36 (say)

2) Make a prize winning eligibility where a 54 plays off 36 but for his handicap calculation 54 would be used



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:48 AM

Besides the max going out to 54.0 what are the other changes ?

Have you followed the link in post #1?


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:14 AM

Have you followed the link in post #1?


Or, read the other thread on the same topic?

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:07 AM

Yes. There are two probable options but the second is not yet confirmed.

1) Simply limit entry to 36 (say)

2) Make a prize winning eligibility where a 54 plays off 36 but for his handicap calculation 54 would be used

I'm sure that the Committee in charge of the competition can have a condition that only those with a verified handicap of "x" or below are eligible to play.  For example, the USGA sets a maximum handicap for its amateur event contestants.  People who don't meet that requirement are not eligible to play at all.

I don't understand or agree with a 36 handicap playing in an event where the stated limit is 28?  It makes no sense.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

I'm sure that the Committee in charge of the competition can have a condition that only those with a verified handicap of "x" or below are eligible to play.  For example, the USGA sets a maximum handicap for its amateur event contestants.  People who don't meet that requirement are not eligible to play at all.

I don't understand or agree with a 36 handicap playing in an event where the stated limit is 28?  It makes no sense.

It dates back many years when handicaps stopped at 18 and many who could afford high club fees maintained that people should play golf if they needed more than one stroke a hole.

When handicaps went up (to 24 I think) and some senior older members were presenting silver trophies, the clubs respected their wishes and allowed all the members to play in these prestige championships but only if their handicap was 18 max.

 

I agree, it is outdated but still prevalent in the UK. CONGU had to write a decision along the lines of 2) above.

I suspect it will not be needed.


Edited by AAA, 22 February 2018 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

There are plenty of events run by State associations that limit handicaps to 4 max. I have never played in one on principle.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:39 AM

There are plenty of events run by State associations that limit handicaps to 4 max. I have never played in one on principle.


Principle is I would not falsify my handicap.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

Besides the max going out to 54.0 what are the other changes ?


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

Oops.

 

It should have been

 

......   many who could afford high club fees maintained that people should not play golf if they needed more than one stroke a hole.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:24 PM

Agreed

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:29 PM

Oops.

 

It should have been

 

......   many who could afford high club fees maintained that people should not play golf if they needed more than one stroke a hole.

Would halve the size of the field in many club competitions.   Or worse!


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:53 PM

Good thing is Australia is always 10 years behind the USA, so by the time I retire, I will be winning all and sundry

You are assuming that your shoulders, hips and knees will still be working, or duly replaced, and you'll still be able to swing a club.
It aint necessarily so.




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